Laboratory Information

Surgery might seem frightening, but inaction has other risks

Acromegaly will cause visible deformities including changes in bone structure and soft tissue. Ultimately, there will be obvious changes in facial appearance (under or overbite, nose, forehead) and enlargement of the hands and feet. If the tumor starts to release excess growth hormone during adolescence or before, a person may also exhibit symptoms of gigantism. You may also suffer sleep apnea, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Because of the serious changes, treatment is essential!

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Acromegaly does not define us. We do not let our diagnosis hold us back from living a full and enriched life. Some have found passion, purpose, and inspiration through their diagnosis. These people bring inspiration, and we call this our "Faces of Hope".

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